The improbable child of Pantera and Doc Watson delivers extreme American string band music with energy levels usually associated with a box of dynamite. The industry has taken notice, he was the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) 2016 Momentum Awards Instrumentalist of the Year, named a “Top 10 New Country Artist” by Rolling Stone, voted #1 in The Bluegrass Situation’s Top 16 of 16 and received praise from top tastemakers in Americana from No Depression to Planet Bluegrass. Raised in Michigan and based in Nashville, Strings learned music from his father, who had learned it from his father, and his father before him. Maybe that’s why at 25, Strings’ songs, articulation, his entire approach, sounds so authentic and steeped in tradition. Billy’s debut LP, Turmoil & Tinfoil is out now.